Jeanmarie Evelly

Reporter/Producer @jeanmarieevelly jevelly@dnainfo.com

Jeanmarie Evelly is a Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com New York covering Astoria and Long Island City.

She spent several years reporting for community newspapers in the Bronx, including the nonprofit Bronx News Network and the award-winning Norwood News.

She is a former contributing editor at City Limits magazine, where she covered the criminal justice system, winning a Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for a story she wrote about chronic homelessness among ex-inmates in New York City.

She holds a B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Astoria, Queens.

 

Fun fact: Though she now works with words for a living, Jeanmarie lost her fifth-grade spelling bee after getting the word "lamppost" wrong. To this day, the word still gives her pause.

Astoria & Long Island City »

March 30, 2015

Hunters Point South Park to Get Wi-Fi Service This Spring

Cablevision and Time Warner Cable subscribers will get free access, while others can pay 99 cents.

Astoria & Long Island City »

March 30, 2015

Help Find Mary Tyler, a Beagle That Went Missing Day After Adoption

The dog managed to escape from her new owner during a walk on Queens Boulevard in Woodside on March 3.

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March 30, 2015

Kids Can Watch 'The Wizard of Oz' in 3D For $6 During Spring Break

The Museum of the Moving Image will be screening a 3D version of the classic flick from April 3-12.

Astoria & Long Island City »

March 26, 2015

LIC Residents Can Vote to Fix School Playground or Increase Surveillance

Residents in the 26th district will vote on how to spend $1 million during the week of April 11.

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March 26, 2015

Woman Sentenced for Strangling Man to Death With Shoelace in Astoria Park

Kelly Harnett was sentenced to 17 years to life for strangling an Astoria resident in Astoria Park.

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March 26, 2015

Sunnyside Comedy Group Raises Funds for Urban Farm

Sunnyside Comedy will be hitting the stage Friday to raise money for the Smiling Hogshead Ranch.

Astoria & Long Island City »

March 25, 2015

MTA to Sell Air Rights to Developer Planning to Build Queens' Tallest Tower

A developer is buying the unused development rights for nearly $56 million, according to MTA documents.

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March 25, 2015

Construction of Pulaski Bridge Bike Lane to Start Next Month

One lane of Brooklyn traffic will be removed to make room for a bike path on the bridge, the DOT said.